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Banks take possession of Daewoo’s Surajpur plant
Greater Noida, May 18
The Surajpur branches of the ICICI Bank, the IDBI and the State Bank of India, with the help of a strong posse of policemen, today took possession of the Daewoo Motors premises.

Unrecognised schools cry foul over 
new rules
Faridabad, May 18
Panic has gripped the owners of hundreds of private school here which are unrecognised over the stance taken by the state Education Department regarding the notification and implementation of new guidelines and rules for recognising private educational institutions from this year.

Free facilities for poor in 37 hospitals in the Capital under the scanner 
New Delhi, May 18
The Delhi Government has decided to review the free facilities extended by private hospitals, which have been given land free of cost or at a concessional rate to provide such a service.

The world is my oyster
The world is my oyster: Children at Appu Ghar in the Capital on Sunday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Four rapes in a month is the norm in Faridabad district 
Faridabad, May 18
At least four cases of rape have been reported in the district in the past one week. One of the victims was murdered. In Surajkund a few days ago the body of a woman in her 20s was found on the side of the road; according to reports, she had been raped and strangulated to death. The police is still groping in dark and has not been able to identify the victim and the assailants.

Battery-operated vehicles to ferry AIIMS patients
New Delhi, May 18
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here has decided to ply battery operated buses on the sprawling campus for the convenience of patients and staffers beginning tomorrow. The seven aesthetically designed and battery operated Mahindra vehicles will ply on the 68-hectare campus covering major departments every 15 minutes free of cost, according to Prof. Y K Gupta, Transport In-charge at AIIMS.

Bag with AK-47 cartridges found at Rajpath 
New Delhi, May 18.
The Delhi Police today claimed to have found a bag containing live as well as used cartridges of AK-47 rifles and other small arms from the high security Rajpath area near Parliament in the Capital.



HUDA sectors or urban slums? Residents stumped
Sonepat, May 18
“History is a heap of dust”, it is said. If that be true Sonepat is history. The whole town stinks and is replete with garbage heaps. About the Sectors 14, 12, 15 and 23 created by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), the less said the better. These are just urban slums. 

Pollutants in sub-soil render water unfit for consumption
Sonepat, May 18
A population of more than 8,000 in Bahalgarh, which is surrounded by industries from all sides on the GT Road in the district, has reportedly been suffering from various health related problems due to contamination of the underground water, which is the main source of drinking water for the people.

ASI refuses to accept report on Begumpuri mosque
New Delhi, May 18
The Archaeological Survey of India has categorically stated in the Delhi High Court that it does not accept a Delhi Government Revenue Department demarcation report which had ‘reduced’ the protective area around the historical Begumpuri mosque in South Delhi.

Casual workers clamour for wages
Sonepat, May 18
More than half a dozen casual labourers have lodged a complaint to the Chief Minister of Haryana alleging that an officer of SDE rank in Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation (HSIDC) and a contractor were not paying their wages amounting to Rs 27,540 for the work done by them in the first and second weeks of last month.

A DELICIOUS RIDE —  Photo by Kamal Singh

Power workers threaten stir
Rohtak, May 18
The All Haryana Power Corporations Workers’ union has threatened to launch a statewide agitation if the grievances of the power employees were not redressed soon. Mr Devender Hooda, newly elected president of the union said the decision had been taken at the 7th state level bi-annual convention of the union. 

Judge to probe mysterious death of life convict
Sonepat, May 18
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has deputed its judge for holding an on-the-spot inquiry into the death of a life convict Yashpal of Jasrana village on Friday last. According to a report, the depute judge will visit the district jail here tomorrow for the inquiry. This has caused a panic among the officials of the district jail.

Bedsheets, mattresses for jail inmates
Rohtak, May 18
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Yadav, today visited the district jail complex and distributed bedsheets, mattresses and some music instruments for the inmates of the jail.
  • Blood donated
  • Criminal held


Armed men barge into Sarita Vihar house, loot inmates 
of Rs one lakh

New Delhi:
Four men, armed with pistols and knives, entered a house in Sarita Vihar area in South district this evening and decamped with Rs one lakh in cash, jewellery and a car. The incident occurred around 4 pm when the four men knocked at the door of house no D-250, Abul Fazal Enclave.


Stylish sports sandals for sultry surroundings
eebok India has announced the launch of “Rockport XCS Sports Sandals” collection for men and women which will be available in Rockport and select Reebok stores all over the country.


A celebration of human spirit, Mira-style
Mira model School, Janakpuri, celebrated its 30th Founder’s Day recently on the school premises. Dr Uma Tuli, Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, presided over the function as the chief guest, while Mr Jitender Tuli, Consultant, WHO, was the guest of honour.
Students of Mira Model School presenting a cultural show.
Students of Mira Model School presenting a cultural show
  • Summer coaching camp
  • Students felicitated
  • Bhagidari Mela

Now, we need to nurture nature 
he mercury has soared to a blistering 45 degrees Celsius. The sun’s white light pierces the eyes like needles and there seems no solace. I wondered where all the trees had gone.


Chandni Chowk Festival on May 25
New Delhi, May 18
A day-long cultural extravaganza reviving the rich cultural heritage of Old Delhi, titled Chandni Chowk Festival, will be held on May 25. The event, held for the third time, and focussing on the historical glory of Red Fort, Fatehpuri Masjid and Chandni Chowk, will also showcase the rich cultural ethos of Purani Dilli through qawwali, ghazal, kavi sammelan and nautanki.
Delhi denizens get ready for a cultural extravaganza Delhi denizens get ready for a cultural extravaganza in the heart of Old Delhi.


Haryana annex Veterans Cricket Trophy
New Delhi, May 18
M P Singh cracked a dashing 86 and Vishal Singh played an all-round role (36 and 2 for 29) to help Haryana beat Vidarbha by 47 runs to annex the fifth National Inter-State Veterans Cricket Championship at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground on Sunday.

Lt-Governor Vijai Kapoor watches as the Veterans Cricket Championship trophy is presented to Haryana captain Rakesh Jolly by former Indian Test player Chetan Chauhan at the Ferozeshah Kotla Ground on Sunday.
Lt-Governor Vijai Kapoor watches as the Veterans Cricket Championship trophy is presented to Haryana captain Rakesh Jolly by former Indian Test player Chetan Chauhan

K N Colts beat Sunheri Club, maintain winning streak
New Delhi, May 18
K N Colts beat Sunheri Club by 110 runs in a Group A League match of the Rajiv Gandhi Smriti North Delhi Cricket League at the Mohan Meakins ground. This was K N Colts’ fourth successive victory to log 16 points.

Goswami Club lift Katyal Trophy
New Delhi, May 18
Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament Organising Committee XI beat Delhi Sports Journalists’ Association (DSJA) by 15 runs to lift the Dewan Chaman Lal Katyal Memorial Trophy at the Khalsa College ground on Sunday.

Goswami Club Cricket Tournament Committee skipper Vinod Katyal and Mohinder Kohli receiving the Chaman Lal Katyal Trophy from chief guest Karan Singh on Sunday.
Goswami Club Cricket Tournament Committee skipper Vinod Katyal and Mohinder Kohli receiving the Chaman Lal Katyal Trophy

St. Mary’s, Columba’s enter semi-finals
New Delhi, May 18
Mount St. Mary’s and St. Columba’s School A sailed into the semi-finals of the third Ambuja Cup Five-A-Side Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Sunday. In the first quarter-final match, St. Mary’s School trounced St. Columba’s B team 7-1 to storm into the semi-final. Sham Andrady (3), Pradeep Gurjar (2), Aurnob Godinho and Aditya Singh while Darru reduced the margin for Columba’s.


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